What is Forest School? An Introduction.
Forest Schools are nature-based communities where trained practitioners nurture learner led exploration and discovery, nurturing meaningful experiences for positive lifelong impacts.
Wellbeing is the foundation of our practice and through recognising the social, emotional and physical needs of participants we provide the guidance and facilitation for our time in nature.
Through creating learner inspired experiences based on exploration and discovery, we recognise opportunities to mentor holistic growth over the course of long-term programmes.
In developing the community, we nurture a culture based on collaboration and of embracing challenge so that we can allow, over time, for the blossoming of character, resilience and empathy, and for a greater sense of connection, with nature and for our shared future.
Becoming A Forest School Leader
Becoming a Forest School professional means you are joining a global family of child-centered people seeking to change the lives of children by connecting them with our ancient woodlands and natural landscapes in a unique and inspirational way.
In our modern world, children are beleaguered by a system of education designed around targets and outputs…Forest Schools educational programmes are different from any other teaching system in that we place the child at the centre of everything we do. Their essential needs, their spatial rights, and the meanings they seek are at the core of our work together.
Being a Forest School professional brings you into the heart of a community of educational professionals delivering the change we wish to see; Forest Schools’ family of practitioners are different from any other. They have the knowledge and experience to transform the lives of children by re-engaging their deepest inner instincts with our living planet.
In truth, Forest School professionals experience the change deeply and personally within themselves and it is this richness of enlightened experience that is passed on to others…you will become the change you want to see in our world…
The richness of our partnership reconnects the wildness of our world and our sensitivity to life by expanding our sensory awareness. Our knowledge is unique to Forest Schools and can only be delivered by our qualified specialists.
Enjoy your time with our family on this programme and join us to discover for yourself just how and why our unique approach will set you and your children on a transformational journey for life…to be the best you can possibly be.